Serendipity

serendipity

ser⋅en⋅dip⋅i⋅ty   /ˌsɛrənˈdɪpɪti/


1. an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident.
2. good fortune; luck: the serendipity of getting the first job she applied for.


Origin: 1754; Serendip + -ity; Horace Walpole so named a faculty possessed by the heroes of a fairy tale called The Three Princes of Serendip
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